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2181LA - Lighting & Automation, 2C 12AWG, 1C 18AWG, 1Pr 22AWG, CL2R

Lighting & Automation Cable, 2C 12 AWG 7x20 stranded, bare copper conductors unshielded, PVC insulation (power), 1C 18 AWG 7x26 stranded, bare copper conductor unshielded, PVC insulation and 1 (data) pair 22 AWG 7x30 stranded bare copper, Polypropylene insulation, Beldfoil®shield w drain, overall PVC jacket, CL2R rated.

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Media, automation, light control

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of ConductorsNo. of Pairs
187x26BC - Bare Copper0.046 in1
22BC - Bare Copper0.029 in1
12BC - Bare Copper0.089 in2
MaterialNominal Diameter
PP - Polypropylene0.059 in
PP - Polypropylene0.052 in
PP - Polypropylene0.113 in
Color Chart
2Violet & White
3Black & Red
Inner Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialCoverage [%]Drainwire MaterialDrainwire AWGDrainwire Position
No Shield18 AWG Conductor
Tape22 AWG PairBi-Laminate (Alum+Poly)100%TC - Tinned Copper24Under Shield Tape
No Shield12 AWG Conductors
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.276 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCR
6.5 Ohm/1000ft
16.1 Ohm/1000ft
1.6 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to Conductor
25 pF/ft
Max. Recommended Current [A]
3.5 Amps per Conductor
2 Amps per Conductor
8.4 Amps per Conductor
UL DescriptionUL Voltage Rating
18 AWG300V RMS
22 AWG300V RMS
12 AWG300V RMS

Temperature Range

UL Temp Rating: 60°C
Operating Temp Range: -20°C to +75°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 70 lbs
Max. Pull Tension: 172 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.8 in


NEC/(UL) Compliance: CL2R
CEC/C(UL) Compliance: CL2R

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU: Yes
EU Directive Compliance: Yes
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2004-01-01


Suitability - Burial: No
Suitability - Hazardous Locations: No
Suitability - Indoor: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: UL 1666 Riser


Plenum (Y/N): No
Plenum Number: 2181LP

Part Number

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthUPC
2181LA 204250Blue, Light/WhiteReel250 ft612825352563
2181LA 204500Blue, Light/WhiteReel500 ft612825352570
2181LA 2041000Blue, Light/WhiteReel1,000 ft612825352556


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.59 Revision Date: 08-25-2020
Date: 2004-01-01
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